Sozinov: US cruise missiles – one of the main military threats to Russia

General Designer of Concern PVO Almaz-Antey” Paul Sozinov said that the massive use of cruise missiles in the first phase of hostilities could cause enormous damage to objects of strategic nuclear forces of Russia.
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In the arsenal of aerospace attack the United States is the main threat to the massive use of cruise missiles, said Chief Designer of Concern PVO Almaz-Antey” Paul Sozinov.

The dominant modern threats is the massive use of the first phase of cruise missile strikes,” – he said on Monday at a conference dedicated to the centenary of the Russian air defense.

According to him, the massive use of cruise missiles in the first phase of hostilities could cause enormous damage to objects Russian strategic nuclear forces.”

Such conclusions specialists make on the basis of the analysis of the armed conflicts of recent times, particularly in Iraq and Libya, said Sozinov.


United States, he said, implementing a number of programs aimed at increasing the number of cruise missiles used in the first impact, increasing their range and accuracy.

“That rearmament program, first of all sea-based means that the United States spend, allowing them to go in the period 2015-2016 years, the total amount of the possible delivery to the important objects of the Russian Federation about 6.5-7 thousand cruise missАмериканский противоракетный комплекс системы THAAD. Архивное фотоiles, with about 5000 with sea carriers, “- said general designer.

In the United States implemented a program to refurbish nuclear submarines, originally intended for delivery of intercontinental ballistic missiles, cruise missiles in the media. In particular, the three-class submarine Ohio has retrofitted a cruise missile.

“Each boat can carry up to afford 154 cruise missiles ready for combat use. This is a very large potential application in the first phase of hostilities massive strike, and it should be taken into account when building the air defense system at the level of anti-aircraft missile forces,” – said Chief Designer

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